Spanish La Liga side Sevilla are pondering a move for Manchester United outcast Victor Valdes, as per Spanish news publication Diario AS and Mundo Deportivo [per Sport Witness]. The Europa League holders currently have two goalkeepers in their books in both Sergio Rico and Beto.
But Beto is presently sidelined with an injury and there are doubts over the performances of first-choice Rico after the shot-stopper fumbled agaiinst Rayo Vallecano in Sevilla’s recent 3-2 win in La Liga. Despite this, Rico has still earned a call-up to the Spain national team.
As per the aforementioned source, United are willing to let Valdes leave for free so far it is for another English club. Although a move to Sevilla could come as a shock for many considering Rico is at the Andalusian club, Valdes could be a suitable back-up option if need be.
The Red Devils’ boss Louis van Gaal has put Valdes on the periphery of the team after his apparent refusal to train with and play for the Under-21 side last season, and the 33-year old goalies was subsequently left out of the team’s official squad photo.
Manchester United have been impressive so far this season, as they currently lie second in the Premier League table just two points below Manchester City – who demolished Newcastle United 6-1 yesterday – with a game in hand.
Should Louis van Gaal’s men beat Arsenal today afternoon, they will return to the top of the league with one point above the Citizens.